40 year old Nigerian man Chris Chidi Dinneya (pictured above) has been jailed for three and a half years for duping an 81 year old pensioner from Cambridge of £300,000 out of his life savings. Dinneya told the old man, who was not named publicly, that he had won the Spanish Lottery and the victim believed that hewas set to receive a large payout that he continued to pay even after police launched an investigation.
Police and a County Council were forced to apply for a court order to take control of the elderly victim’s bank accounts to prevent him from sending more cash to the fraudster.
A number of the payments was traced to Dinneya who was promptly arrested. He was convicted on money laundering charges and jailed for a total of three-and-a-half years on March 4.